In a recent post at the collaborative blog, Pen and Parchment, where one is is never wont to find standard conservative evangelical fare, these two axioms are put forth at the beginning of a discussion of the much belaboured evangelical discussion of women in ministry:
“There are some things that women are better at than men.”
“There are some things that men are better at than women.”
Frankly I have no idea what these alleged “things” could be unless they were perhaps “getting pregnant” or “entering the world’s strongest man competition.” Such propositions, elevated to the status of theological axioms are far more than unhelpful, they are downright conversation stoppers. Oh, and they’re patently false. I defy anyone to enumerate a list of these supposed things that women and men are always better or lesser abled in. You don’t have to be a left-leaning wack job to see that such statements are blatantly ideological and self-serving.